‘Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?’ Dr Gerald Jampolsky
I read that quote this week for the first time and reflected on the simplicity of the question. Wow! It’s easy when it’s put like that, isn’t it?
How many people do you know who spend chunks of time everyday allowing their productive or creative energy to drain away because they feel the need to be right or to justify themselves?
Every time we make a choice about anything, it is either about moving towards pleasure or away from pain.
We all know of friends or family members who find themselves caught up in disputes which began as small issues or misunderstandings who have now found themselves falling out and friendships lost.
There are times when it is important and warranted to be acknowledged for being ‘right’ but for the times when it really isn’t the end of the world – we can choose to let it go, walk away and think of something else more pleasurable. What do you do? If we are full up of our own self respect, self approval and self love – it makes it easier to walk away, we have nothing to prove.
I choose my outcome to be a happy one. I want my life to be filled with happiness, love, laughter, harmony, positive challenges and an abundance of all good things. What do you want for you?